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Judith Godin, Joanna M. Blodgett, Kenneth Rockwood and Olga Theou

physical activity, moderate–vigorous physical activity), sedentary time is the one people engage in the most ( Blodgett, Theou, Kirkland, Andreou, & Rockwood, 2014 ; Matthews et al., 2008 ). Furthermore, time spent engaging in sedentary behaviors has been found to be associated with poor health outcomes

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Emily Borgundvaag, Michael McIsaac, Michael M. Borghese and Ian Janssen

Moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) benefits a child’s health. 1 Accelerometers are commonly used to objectively measure how much MVPA children accumulate. Issues inherent to accelerometers may lead to biased MVPA estimates. 2 , 3 One of these issues is nonwear time. Nonwear time occurs

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Leigh Gabel, Heather M. Macdonald, Lindsay Nettlefold and Heather A. McKay

that involve jumping and running) ( 48 ). We know that vigorous physical activity (VPA) is beneficial for bone strength accrual; however, we do not yet know the precise prescription of VPA (ie, frequency and total volume) for optimal accrual of bone strength during growth. Current Canadian public

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Sandra Silva-Santos, Amanda Santos, Michael Duncan, Susana Vale and Jorge Mota

children accumulate at least 1 h of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) daily ( Tremblay et al., 2012 ). These recommendations go on to explain that children can accumulate PA intermittently throughout the day, and can include light intensity activities such as standing, moving around, and active

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Abolanle R. Gbadamosi, Alexandra M. Clarke-Cornwell, Paul A. Sindall and Malcolm H. Granat

physical activity (PA) recommendations for adults – this is typically a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per week ( World Health Organisation, 2009 ). Meeting PA recommendations is known to be associated with a reduction in a number of health outcomes, such as

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Quinn Malone, Steven Passmore and Michele Maiers

points has been shown to significantly vary the amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) reported in obese children ( Banda et al., 2016 ), adults ( Watson, Carlson, Carroll, & Fulton, 2013 ), and those with coronary artery disease ( Prince et al., 2015 ). When the same set of data is

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Sara Knaeps, Stijn De Baere, Jan Bourgois, Evelien Mertens, Ruben Charlier and Johan Lefevre

amount of sedentary time with moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). 8 – 11 Results from previous research clearly state that substituting sedentary time with MVPA will lead to lower clustered cardiometabolic health risk than substituting with LPA or sleep. Nonetheless, some uncertainty remains

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Lena Zimmo, Fuad Almudahka, Izzeldin Ibrahim, Mohamed G. Al-kuwari and Abdulaziz Farooq

than those of Grade 4 girls. Figure 1 —Moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) minutes/day during physical education (PE), recess, and class time. Table  2 shows the percentage of time children in the study spent in MVPA activity during PE, recess, classroom, and overall school time. Girls spent

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Vanessa J. Harbour, Timothy K. Behrens, Han S. Kim and Connie L. Kitchens


The purpose of this study was to examine whether college students meeting the vigorous physical activity (VPA) recommendation reported less frequent symptoms of depression than those not meeting the recommendation.


A secondary analysis of the Utah Higher Education Health Behavior Survey was conducted. Descriptive statistics and unconditional logistic regressions were calculated.


The final sample included 8621 participants (age = 21.34 ± 2.6 years). There was a difference in the frequency of depressive symptoms and VPA. Those not meeting the VPA recommendation reported having more frequent depressive symptoms than those meeting the VPA recommendation. Results were consistent by gender.


In this sample, our data suggest VPA may be associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms. These findings might be indicative of a dose–response relationship between VPA and symptoms of depression in college students.

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Evelin Lätt, Jarek Mäestu and Jaak Jürimäe

risk factors in children and adolescent might be appropriate. In contrast, increasing the levels of physical activity, especially moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) has a beneficial effect on elevated cardiometabolic risk factors. 6 , 7 To date, few studies have investigated how different